Princeton Police Blotter: Computer and Bike Thefts, Vandalism

princetonpolice_2On June 5, a Prospect Avenue resident reported that someone filed a fraudulent state and federal income tax return using his personal information.

Subsequent to a vehicle check at Community Park North after closing time on June 6, a 17-year-old male juvenile was taken into custody for possession of marijuana. He was processed and later released to his father.

A Blue Mercury employee reported that on June 5, the store surveillance system captured a woman taking merchandise valued at $365 from a store shelf. She then returned the merchandise for store credit at the sales counter and made a $190 purchase with the same store credit. The suspect was described as a white female, 5′-6″, late 40s, wearing a green top and dark pants. On June 8, the woman returned to the store and was arrested by patrols. A Doylestown, Pa. resident was processed and released with summonses for shoplifting and theft by deception.

Subsequent to a parking violation on Leigh Avenue, the car owner, a resident of Lawrence, was arrested as a wanted person from the Mercer County Sheriff Department. He is currently housed at the Mercer County Correction Center.

Subsequent to a pedestrian stop on Clay Street, a Princeton resident was arrested on multiple warrants totaling $1,600. He was also charged with eluding and resisting arrest after a short foot chase. His bail was set at $2,500. He is currently housed at the Mercer County Correctional Center after being unable to post bail.

A Princeton Public Works employee reported on June 3 that someone stole a “No Parking Anytime” sign and post from the south curb of Lincoln Court. Cost of the sign is unknown.

A woman reported that on June 4, someone keyed a 9’ scratch on the left side her car while it was parked at the Princeton Shopping Center. The repair cost is unknown.

A man reported that on June 3,  someone stole his backpack containing personal items totaling $840 in value from the first-floor common area at Quadrangle Club.

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop on Stockton Street at 1:53 a.m. on June 5, a Lawrence resident was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was processed at police headquarters and later released with summonses.

A Western Way resident reported that sometime between May 25 and May 29, someone entered his vehicle and stole $10 in coin and other personal items.

A Princeton Theological Seminary library employee reported that on May 29, someone stole his Acer laptop computer valued at $800 from the help desk on the second floor of the library.

An employee of the Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science reported on May 29 that someone stole a stainless steel “S” valued at $250 from the school name mounted on a retaining wall.

Cherry Hill Road residents reported on May 30 that someone sprayed graffiti on rocks and trees in the Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve area off Cherry Hill Rd.

Subsequent to a motor vehicle stop on Mercer Street, a 23-year-old Trenton resident was arrested for allegedly possessing synthetic marijuana. He also had outstanding warrants from Hopewell and Lawrence.

A Greenview Avenue resident reported that sometime during the overnight hours on May 30, someone stole a woman’s Giant Express bicycle valued at $350 from the backyard.